Urban Affairs Conference 2019 – Call for Participation


Los Angeles, USA: 24th-27th April 2019


Over a three-day period, researchers, graduate students, policy advocates, service providers, and others will present their analyses, experiences, and actions related to urban communities. In addition to formal presentations, the conference provides opportunities to network with attendees from around North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the globe, as well as professional development workshops and mobile tours to enhance the learning experience. UAA welcomes proposals for a wide range of topics related to urban communities, policies, and populations. See sample of accepted topical categories in the link below.

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Abstract/Session Proposal Deadline: 1st October 2018

Registration Deadline for Persons with Accepted Proposals: 15th January 2019

Best Paper of a young scholar 2018 goes to Michael A. Strebel from Switzerland

The European Urban Research Association gives a young scholar award for emerging scholars whose work exemplifies outstanding scholarship in urban affairs. The winner is Michael A Strebel, Department of Political Science, University of Zürich. The awarded paper is entitled “Who Supports Metropolitan Reform? Citizens’ Attitudes in Four West European Countries” The paper has been presented in Track 1 “Citizenship in city and region; changing patterns of civic attachment?” of the annual EURA Conference in Tilburg. Michael receives a 1.000 Euro honorarium. The honorarium is a travel grant that will allow the winner to participate at the next UAA conference (Los Angeles) or the joined EURA/UAA City Futures conference in Dublin in June 2019.


Keywords: Public Opinion, Metropolitan Governance, Political Integration, Survey Research

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Acknowledgement to Central Eastern University in Budapest for hosting the joined ECPR/LOGOPOL/EURA Summer School

The annual joined summer school took place between the 9th and 13th of July 2018 and was hosted by the Central Eastern University in the centre of Budapest. CEU provided the perfect ambience for stimulating lectures and discussions for 23 PhD candidates and the lecturers. Our special thanks goes to Prof. Pawel Swianiewicz (Warsaw) and Prof. Filipe Teles (Aveiro) and the staff of CEU who organised the Summer Schools in a very thorough way. EURA would also like to thank all the speakers and participants. The summer school has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us. We remain grateful for the hospitality of CEU.

Acknowledgement to the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG) at Tilburg University

The European Urban Research Association would like to thank Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG) at Tilburg University for hosting the EURA conference 2018. EURA is greatly indebted to the TiREG team for making the conference possible. The EURA governing board wishes to especially thank Dr. Linze Schaap and Prof. Martijn Groenleer from TiREG as well as to all the other speakers, panel chairs and students assistants. The city of Tilburg and the Province of Brabant also contributed much to make the conference an event of great joy and pleasure.

Healthy City Design (HCD 2018)

In less than 200 years, the proportion of the world’s population living in cities has grown from 5 per cent to more than half. As our planet urbanises, how do we promote sustainable development, wellbeing and inclusive growth in creating cities and communities that are resilient, equitable and fair to all?


Healthy City Design 2018 (HCD 2018) International Congress & Exhibition is a global forum for the exchange of knowledge on the research, policy and practice of designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities.More information about the sessions and the speakers are available in the Preliminary programme.

For online registration and fees, please click here. Early-bird discounts are available until 6 September 2018, along with special discounts for public-sector delegates.

Date: 15th-16th October 2018

Call for Abstracts – ECCA 2019

The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation conference will focus on six themes:

  • Data, methods and approaches in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  • Co-production of knowledge, solutions and services
  • Communication, data-sharing and decision support
  • Institutions, governance, citizens and social justice
  • Global climate challenges
  • Climate risk management and resilience

Full sessions and abstracts can only be submitted online and in English. An abstract may only be submitted once. Abstracts submitted as an oral presentation may be changed to a poster presentation by the Conference Organisation in order to be accepted and included in the programme.Access the online Submission platform and follow the instructions. For your convenience please find the full session and presentation abstract submission guidelines here.

Deadline for Abstracts: 10th October 2018


Thank you for the EURA Conference 2018 in Tilburg

The European Urban Research Association would like to thank the Tilburg University and Tilburg Centre for Regional Law and Governance (TIREG) for hosting the annual EURA conference 2018. Special thanks goes to Prof. Martijn Groenleer, Ass. Prof. Linze Schaap and the whole Tilburg team (students with red shirts in particular). Our special word of gratitude goes to the key note speakers, panelists, track chairs and discussants who contributed so much and enabled fruitful debates.

EURA governing board is looking forward to see you all in Dublin for the City Futures Conferences in June 2019.

“GROWING BAD? The Regional Sub-Urban Housing Challenge”

The symposium with workshops on housing for urban planners and researchers will be held in Aachen, Germany in September 6th-7th, 2018.

The two-day scientific symposium will focus on regional housing markets under structural pressures and their implications on suburban development. The aim is to clarify links and interdependencies between the coordination and regional re-distribution of housing demand within the urban and sub-urban context of growing urban areas in industrialized countries. At the same time, it seeks to analytically grasp implications of diversifying functional requirements and forms of accommodation on housing within the existing suburban environment. By asking how to accommodate inhabitants within the competitive setting of urban-suburban settlement patterns, the focus will be on trends that break traditional rules and practices through innovative approaches in regional governance, land and housing estate management as well as urban design.

Deadline Call for Abstracts: 20th June 2018 (500 words)

More information in the flyer.

6th International DHC+ Summer School



The DHC+ Summer School is a week full of intensive training with key re-known
experts and academics in the field of District Energy. The teaching method of the
DHC+ Summer School is based on the perfect combination of theory, practical
exercises and site visits. This year’s programme will focus on the future of district
energy, paying special attention to key innovative trends such as digitalization and
the enhancement of partnerships between participants and industry
stakeholders. More information in the flyer and on the website.

26th August to 1st September in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Call for Abstracts – Fifty Years of Local Governance 1980 – 2030

The conference seeks to revisit the main research issues addressed by the Commission since the mid 1980s and to explore the current trends and future challenges confronting local governance in the context of the new global urban agendas, namely the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

Important dates for the submission:

  • Submission deadline for abstracts (2nd Call): 15th June 2018
  • Notification of abstracts acceptance: 20th June 2018
  • Working language of the conference: English (Panels in French can be considered)

The conference will take place at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
at the University of Lisbon on 4-5th September 2018. For all information take a look at the flyer below.